Villa-Lobos: Complete Symphonies / Karabtchevsky, São Paulo Symphony
Excerpts from reviews of previously released volumes included in this set:
Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 8, 9 & 11 / Karabtchevsky, São Paulo Symphony:
Karabtchevsky's sure-footed pacing conveys a deep understanding of these scores. The orchestra is wonderfully on point, which makes an enormous difference in music as finely shaded as this. An absolutely essential release.
Villa-Lobos: Symphony No 12, Etc. / Karabtchevsky, São Paulo Symphony:
The playing of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Isaac Karabtchevsky is very accomplished. The singing of the São Paulo Symphony Choir and Children’s Choir is also excellent, with the juxtaposition between the adults and children working well. Good notes and recorded sound also add to the enjoyment of this fine recording.
– MusicWeb International
Villa-Lobos: Symphonies No 6 & 7 / Karabtchevsky, Sao Paulo Symphony:
Karabtchevsky’s performances here are persuasive. He’s different enough from St. Clair, marginally slower but arguably to the music’s advantage in the numerous thickly textured passages, that there’s no reason not to collect this new series. The sonics are rich, full, and remarkably clear given the music’s density.
Release Date: November 13, 2020
Catalog Number: 8506039
Number of Discs: 6
Conductor: Isaac Karabtchevsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra